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LCR Music Board looking for new Board members

LCR Music Board looking for new Board members

by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Liverpool City Region Music Board is looking for new board members to join the panel of experts and influential figures from the world of music; sharing a passion for music and championing the local music scene.

Those interested in acquiring one of the voluntary positions must complete the online application on the Board’s website by Friday 19th March 2021. 

Liverpool City Region Music Board set up in December 2018 as an independent, sector-led Board. Together the members endeavour to cement the city region’s position as one of the world’s music capitals and ensure music businesses and communities have a stronger voice in local and regional decision making.

Rebecca Ayres, LCR Music Board Vice-Chair and MD of Sound City, said: “As one of the Board’s founding members, I’m extremely proud of how we’ve progressed to date. Between us we have a great range of knowledge and professional experience, but we’re still dedicated to moving forward and growing in terms of diversity and expertise; we hope to welcome new Board members that will bring alternative perspectives and new ideas.”

Currently made up of sixteen members and eight observers, the Board brings together individuals working in the local music sector from a broad range of backgrounds. Nonetheless, the Music Board is currently underrepresented in specific areas, including music production/management, pre-school and pre-university music education, dance/electric music, venue ownership and the voluntary sector.

In the last 12 months board members have acted as a sounding board and provided advice and support to local individuals and businesses operating in the music sector and its supply chain. Since administering the Music Support Fund last summer, the Board has been signposting those affected to the various funding and grant opportunities available, and assisting them within bid applications; while also lobbying funders, politicians and policy makers to make them aware of the plight of the various businesses and freelancers who have missed out on funding.

The Liverpool City Region Music Board meets each month (currently virtually) and specific members also attend relevant sub-group meetings that focus on the key priorities of the Board, which are: safeguarding and protecting music venues, growing current and future music heritage and developing the Beatles’ legacy, increasing access to music education, engaging and developing new talent, and equality and diversity.

To learn more about the Liverpool City Region Music Board role and to apply for one of the positions, visit https://www.lcrmusicboard.co.uk/join-the-board.

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